Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an old friend whom I met soon after I was diagnosed with my own cancer on Planet Cancer. Donald Wilhelm is a five time Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ‘Survivor’, an author and a truly inspiring man. He truly gets what ‘Survivorship’ is all about and once again gives us [...]
What does it mean to me to be a survivor?
It’s a private club that I’m extremely proud to belong to. Although the initiation to get into the survivors club stinks, I feel a kindred bond with folks with similar experiences, even though I may never have met them.
Further, I feel like I am blessed because [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a truly amazing man, Robert Marraro. We first met Robert at the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit where he and Rebecca Esparza, his fiance’, were delegates for their own advocacy work in the cancer arena. These two are real forces of power with amazing hearts and today Robert [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing 2x ‘Survivor’, Ron Dobbins. Ron shares his journey into ‘Survivorship’ as he talks about his own battle with cancer and where he is today. We had the lucky fortune of meeting this awesome man at the recent Liver Symposium in Fort Worth put on my [...]
Today, Roger Howe shares his amazing ‘voice’ and his journey into ‘Survivorship’. Roger and I met at the Liver Symposium in Fort Worth recently and I was truly moved by his story. He is a multi-time ‘Survivor’ with a ‘voice’ that resonates deeply into each person whom he shares his story with. He is without [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a truly amazing ‘Survivor’, Arlene Quezada. Arlene journey into her own ‘Survivorship’ began after her diagnosis of juvenile pilocytic astrocytomo. She without a doubt is a ‘Survivor’ and her story gives us all reason to stand up and cheer for her because she truly rocks! Don’t miss [...]
“It’s not about how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”
At seventeen years old, as I was beginning to evolve into a young woman, my life changed, and it changed forever. In November of 2002, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a brain tumor located in [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing ‘Survivor’ from Iowa, Galen Thompson. We had the great pleasure of meeting Galen at the recent Liver Symposium in Fort Worth where he shared his ‘voice’ on camera with us becoming the 89th ‘Survivor’ to do so for the ‘Video’ section of the “Voices of [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of one truly amazing man, Kevin a.k.a. ‘Boa’. We met Kevin in April at the Liver Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas and were immediately blown away by his passion for life and love for a great organization that he works to promote, ‘First Descents’. If you aren’t familiar [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of the United Kingdom. This time Andy Coles, a true ‘Survivor’ in every sense of the word shares his incredible story with us and from the very beginning of life, this man was a ‘Survivor’! Don’t miss his incredible journey through ‘Survivorship’ as it is one that will [...]
You could say my experience as a ‘survivor’ started 6 months after my conception. I was born 3 months premature, weighing in at a weedy 2lb 6oz; the doctors rushing me into the ICU early on Christmas Eve, 1975. My parents have always said that I was just impatient to get out because I didn’t [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of the great northern country of Canada and more specifically by way of an amazing ‘Survivor’, Sandra Miceli. Sandra is an awesome woman who has opened up fully about her own journey into ‘Survivorship’ and helps us once again to gain a deeper understanding of what that word [...]
In March 2005, I fell at work and as a result, I needed knee surgery and I had really hurt my back. After a lot of x-rays and physio, it was decided that they couldn’t do anything for my back and that I had to learn to live with my pain. After a few months, I went back [...]